Today is Ash Wednesday, I am not a religious man, but if I have an excuse to get fish and chips I will jump at the opportunity! After work we went directly to The Duke for their delicious fish and chips. Also, I couldn’t go to The Duke without getting a beer. India on tap makes my belly very happy.
I don’t know anyone who likes food as much as this guy right here. He was more than happy to help me with this photo as there were 8 other attempts.
I tried a similar pic in 2012, and I’m still not 100% happy. I need to try to get the treat lower and myself higher to see his eyes better.
Look at that slobber on his lower jaw, just like his fadder.
I went with the black and white and highlighted colour style picture again as I felt it was my best picture of the week. Often when we play board games I am stacking pieces together without even knowing it. I had some red dice lying around, was tired from work, so I decided to patiently stack three dice (which is no easy task) and try to get a close up. For some reason I liked the number 5 pointing towards the camera, so I decided to make it more difficult. New theme tomorrow, it will be food. Should be a good week :)
I was privileged to attend the Bread and Roses brunch today, an annual event marking the beginning of International Women’s Week. Hundred of feminists gathered at the Holiday Inn to celebrate victories, gather inspiration, and collect our voices. Amazing speakers included Deatra Walsh, a Ph.D student, and Lana Payne, Atlantic Director of Unifor.
The event’s name is routed in a poem from 1911 that is sung at the event every year called, “Bread and Roses.”
As we come marching, marching in the beauty of the day,A million darkened kitchens, a thousand mill lofts gray,Are touched with all the radiance that a sudden sun discloses,For the people hear us singing: “Bread and roses! Bread and roses!”As we come marching, marching, we battle too for men,For they are women’s children, and we mother them again.Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes;Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses! As we come marching, marching, unnumbered women deadGo crying through our singing their ancient cry for bread.Small art and love and beauty their drudging spirits knew.Yes, it is bread we fight for — but we fight for roses, too! As we come marching, marching, we bring the greater days.The rising of the women means the rising of the race.No more the drudge and idler — ten that toil where one reposes,But a sharing of life’s glories: Bread and roses! Bread and roses!*DS
This is a gift that Janet bought for me a few years ago, just when we started dating. It is a Giant Microbe! The company’s premise is simple, that look at various bacteria/viruses/micro-organisms via a microscope, blow up their picture and turn them into stuffed animals. Since this is red week I thought it would be appropriate to show the red blood cell.
When I was 23 Mom gave me this tickle-me Elmo for Christmas for a laugh. The thing is pretty wild, shaking, falling, laughing. It’s been boxed up for a while, but the other night when I went fishing for my old karate belt I found this guy, too. An appropriate shot for this week’s theme me thinks.
My grandmother loves to knit, I wouldn’t even know where to begin when trying to calculate how many pairs of mitts and socks she had knitted over the years. I remember I asked her once how much she knit in a year, and she said at least one pair (of either) a week.
Growing up trigger mittens were all I knew, as she always made them for me and my brother. To this day I still wear them, and love them dearly. Here is a close up of one of my favourite pairs of mittens, obviously they have red in them.
I hit the big 3-0 today. Wild. Surrounded by friends, Melissa surprised me with an awesome supper at Wingin-it and then we came back to our place for cake. Stuffed. Huge. I came downstairs this morning at 7 and Melissa already had the kitchen decorated, what a babe! Luckily for me there was a lot of red in the decorations.
Here’s to the dirty thirties! Get off my lawn!